Music for the soul

Dear Friends, spending more time at home has given me an opportunity to think about how meaningful hymns are to our faith journey as Christians and how soothing music is to our souls.  I'll be sharing videos periodically which I hope will bring you comfort and peace during these difficult times.  God bless you.  Maggie

  • Maggie Tripold plays a beautiful arrangement of the hymn "It is Well with My Soul".  Arranger Cindy Berry has set this beautiful hymn in the style and setting of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

  • Maggie Tripold plays an arrangement of "Morning Has Broken" by arranger/composer Dan Forrest.

    "Morning is a wonderful time to listen for God's voice.  Not knowing what he has in store for us, it's a great time to listen and wait, and know that whatever it is, he is with us along the way."

  • An inspiring duet for organ and piano, played by Dave and Maggie Tripold in the the sanctuary of Colts Neck Reformed Church

  •  "Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow..."                                              "Morning by morning new mercies I see..."

    Piano arrangement by Joel Raney


    Thomas Obediah Chisholm was born in a log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. He received his education in a little country schoolhouse... Read more

  • Johannes Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 pulls us into a world of dreamy nostalgia, quiet longing, and majestic, serene beauty.  Read more

  • "Old Time Religion is a traditional gospel song dating from 1873, and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" is an African American spiritual prior to the Civil War.  The two are beautifully combined in this moving piano piece.  Read the stories behind the hymns

  • “Amazing Grace” is probably the most beloved hymn of the last two centuries. The soaring spiritual describing profound religious elation is estimated to be performed 10 million times annually and has appeared on over 11,000 albums.  Read more

  • The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world remember the resurrection of our Savior. Even though you most likely worshipped online, there is a good probability that you sang the hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” as we did as part of our Easter service at Colts Neck Reformed Church.  Read more

  • Just A Closer Walk with Thee was considered one of the favorite southern gospel hymns of the 20th century. However, its origins remain a mystery.   Read more


  • Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

    Praise him, all creatures here below;

    Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


    Read the story behind the Doxology

  • Matthew 10:29-31: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."   Read the story behind the hymn

  • Looking back at our hymn sing last August, the most-requested hymn was "How Great Thou Art".  I've been practicing a new arrangement of the beloved hymn for the piano and wanted to share it with you.  Also, here is the story behind the hymn, which may give you some fresh insight the next time you sing it!  Read Story